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Ben Bradlee, legendary editor, dies

usatoday.com — Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post who amplified the mythology of the gruff but beloved newsroom leader with his adroit handling of the Watergate coverage and the paper's other growth milestones, died Tuesday after years of battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 93.
Oct 22, 2014

Ben Bradlee, legendary 'Washington Post' editor, dies usat.ly/1tJCg4X via @USATODAY #rip

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Cowboys cut Michael Sam from practice squad

usatoday.com — The Dallas Cowboys cut Michael Sam from the practice squad.
Oct 21, 2014

What now? Reality show? Cowboys cut Michael Sam from practice squad usat.ly/1tJ50uz via @usatoday

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Rieder: The greatness of Ben Bradlee

usatoday.com — Ben Bradlee was a giant. He was a giant in the days when newspapers were at the top of their game, when a newspaper editor could be a dominant figure.
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Bradlee: Prince of Camelot was social royalty in DC

usatoday.com — The setting was Rose Park in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where a clutch of little kids were playing. Watching them from a sunny park bench was Ben Bradlee, looking wan and frail, his male nurse/attendant nearby.
Oct 22, 2014

V. nice characterization of the circles #BenBradlee traveled in, and defined, by @usatmpuente. Great writing, Maria usat.ly/1uDT5J4

Oct 21, 2014

Very nice piece on the death today of Ben Bradlee, by former SD Trib reporter Maria Puente. usatoday.com/story/life/peo…

Oct 21, 2014

OK, kids. Here's history worth knowing: Bradlee was king when newspapers mattered and he brought down a president usat.ly/1s5Da4h

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Cameraman infected with Ebola now tweeting from hospital

usatoday.com — Freelance journalist's condition is improving, but still hospitalized. Cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who's being treated for Ebola at a Nebraska hospital, must be feeling better. He's tweeting up a storm. "I'm in awe of my good fortune" to be recovering from Ebola, Mukpo wrote on Twitter Monday. "I'm a very, very lucky person.
Oct 21, 2014

Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo declared cured of Ebola. goo.gl/Ts12TI

Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAYhealth: Breaking: Cameraman declared Ebola free, ready to leave Nebraska hospital tomorrow, usat.ly/10koSHx via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

Cameraman declared Ebola free, ready to leave Nebraska hospital tomorrow, usat.ly/1wiLXFb via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

RT @LizSzabo: Cameraman: "I'm in awe of my good fortune" to be recovering from Ebola, he says on Twitter, usat.ly/1wiLXFb via @usatoday

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DHS requires West Africa travelers to arrive at five airports

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all travelers from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa will be funneled through one of five U.S. airports with enhanced screening. Customs and Border Protection within the department began enhanced screening - checking the traveler's temperature and asking about possible exposure to Ebola - at New York's John F.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @watkinsfox26: NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS!---> DHS requires West Africa travelers arrive at five airports usat.ly/1tIvtIy via @usato…

Oct 21, 2014

Travel restrictions now in place in hopes to prevent further #ebola cases on US soil: usatoday.com/story/news/nat… #travel #health #WestAfrica

Oct 21, 2014

Update: CBP will work with airlines to identify passengers who recently went to, from or through West Africa. usat.ly/1tIvtIy

Oct 21, 2014

DHS requires West Africa travelers to arrive at five airports usat.ly/1tIvtIy via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

Homeland Security requires West Africa travelers to arrive at five airports with enchanced #ebola screening ow.ly/D7p8x #ttot

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Officials propose making 'South Florida' 51st state

usatoday.com — A group of Southern Florida politicians are tired of being left out to sea when it comes to addressing climate change concerns for the southern part of the state. Their solution? Create a state of their own.
Oct 22, 2014

Yes, please: Officials propose making 'South Florida' 51st state usat.ly/1tKjuuh via @usatoday

Oct 22, 2014

Making point abt others ignoring sea-level rise. RT @jkelly3rd: Oh geez. Officials want 'South Florida' as 51st state usat.ly/1tKjuuh

Oct 22, 2014

First "6 Californias," now this: Could South Florida become the 51st state? on.11alive.com/1sOdZad

Nightengale: Bumgarner, Giants flatten Royals, crowd in Game 1

usatoday.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There was absolutely nothing lucky about it. There were no fluky bounces. No strange managerial manuevers. Not even a heroic homer from a journeyman. It was just a genuine, ol' fashioned rear-end-kicking World Series victory in the heart of the Midwest on Tuesday night by the San Francisco Giants.

NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad

usatoday.com — Mo'ne Davis, who became a national sensation while pitching in the Little League World Series, appeared in a commercial for Chevrolet that appeared during Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
Oct 22, 2014

@DanWolken: NCAA: Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status from ad usat.ly/1wjqBaH"

Oct 22, 2014

Good explainer from @DanWolken on why Mo'ne Davis won't lose amateur status because of Chevy ad usat.ly/1wjqBaH via @usatoday

Oct 22, 2014

So what did that Chevy commercial do to Mo'ne Davis' college eligibility? @DanWolken explains usatoday.com/story/sports/c…

Watch: Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in ‘All the President’s Men’

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at the age of 93, was a larger-than-life figure in American public life. So when the film version of All the President's Men, based on the Watergate book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, hit movie screens in 1976, it was only fitting that Jason Robards would give a larger-than-life portrayal of Bradlee.
Oct 21, 2014

Ah, the memories! >> Watch: Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men' usat.ly/1rR83OI via @usatodaylife

Oct 21, 2014

RT @usatodaylife: Watch: Jason Robards' unforgettable portrayal of Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men': usat.ly/1uCdi1S

Oct 21, 2014

RT @treybarrineau: "Run that baby": Watch Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men' ow.ly/D8lS2

Oct 21, 2014

RT @treybarrineau: "Run that baby": Watch Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee in 'All the President's Men' ow.ly/D8lS2

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Twitter reacts to Ben Bradlee's death

usatoday.com — Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor who saw the paper through its historic Watergate coverage, died on Tuesday after years battling Alzheimer's disease. He was 93. Journalists, both co-workers and those inspired by him, from a number of publications took to Twitter to share their sentiments and memories of the editor.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An outpouring of grief as journalists take to Twitter to mourn Ben Bradlee's death: usat.ly/1wj8cLe

Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An outpouring of grief as journalists take to Twitter to mourn Ben Bradlee's death: usat.ly/1wj8cLe

Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An outpouring of grief as journalists take to Twitter to mourn Ben Bradlee's death: usat.ly/1wj8cLe

Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An outpouring of grief as journalists take to Twitter to mourn Ben Bradlee's death: usat.ly/1wj8cLe

Oct 21, 2014

RT @USATODAY: An outpouring of grief as journalists take to Twitter to mourn Ben Bradlee's death: usat.ly/1wj8cLe

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died

usatoday.com — One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, has died, reports ABC News and Univision. He was 82. De la Renta's health was described earlier this month by the New York Times as "precarious." He had cancer in 2006, and at his women's wear show in September looked "frail."
Oct 21, 2014

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died usat.ly/1tGsiRE via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died usat.ly/1tGsiRE via @kare11

Oct 20, 2014

Super saddened to hear legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away. He was so gifted ... usatoday.com/story/life/peo… #fashion

Oct 20, 2014

@USATODAY: Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died usat.ly/120RlTk” saddened to hear about the loss of a true fashion legend.

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Renee Zellweger fires back: ‘I’m glad folks think I look different!’

entertainthis.usatoday.com — After prompting a raging pop culture debate Tuesday over her " new look"- shown off at Monday's Elle Women in Hollywood event, Renee Zellweger, 45, is now addressing the issue. Sort of. She attributes it not to plastic surgery or botox, but to happiness.

Sexy iPad Air 2 is fabulous but not a must upgrade

usatoday.com — NEW YORK - During his keynote trumpeting the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple CEO Tim Cook bragged about how wildly satisfied customers are with their current iPads. Apple has sold more than 225 million in four years and the iPad has become the gold standard against which all other tablets are measured.
Oct 21, 2014

The verdict: Sexy iPad Air 2 is fabulous but not a must upgrade usat.ly/1wj9mX6 via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

RT @edbaig: Sexy iPad Air 2 is fabulous but not a must upgrade usat.ly/1wj9mX6 via @usatoday

Oct 21, 2014

Sexy iPad Air 2 is fabulous but not a must upgrade usat.ly/1wj9mX6 via @usatoday

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A look at the career of Ben Bradlee

usatoday.com — Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of "The Washington Post," sits on the porch of his Georgetown home on May 17, 2007, in Washington. His wife said Bradlee, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was placed in hospice care at the couple's home in mid-September 2014.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @yourtake: A look at Ben Bradlee's epic career, an inspiration to professional and citizen journalists: usat.ly/1wj4aTb pic.twitter.com/G0grEyHxkD

Oct 21, 2014

RT @yourtake: A look at Ben Bradlee's epic career, an inspiration to professional and citizen journalists: usat.ly/1wj4aTb pic.twitter.com/G0grEyHxkD

Oct 21, 2014

RT @yourtake: A look at Ben Bradlee's epic career, an inspiration to professional and citizen journalists: usat.ly/1wj4aTb pic.twitter.com/G0grEyHxkD

Oct 21, 2014

RT @yourtake: A look at Ben Bradlee's epic career, an inspiration to professional and citizen journalists: usat.ly/1wj4aTb pic.twitter.com/G0grEyHxkD

Yahoo shares jump on earnings beat

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo shares soared 4% in after hours trading as the struggling Internet company reported $1.094 billion in revenue, beating Wall Street estimates. Analysts had expected revenue excluding commissions paid to partners of $1.05 billion, a nearly 3% decline from the same period a year ago.

Both parties rely on seven-figure checks in final weeks

usatoday.com — In Michigan Senate race, candidate's father helps fund super PAC WASHINGTON - Democratic and Republican super PACs battling for the Senate majority are relying heavily on seven-figure donations to fund their efforts, new campaign-finance filings show.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @fschouten: Parties' super PACs rely on seven-figure checks in final weeks usat.ly/1tIYJPt \ In MI, candidate's Dad among donors to super PAC

Oct 21, 2014

RT @fschouten: Parties' super PACs rely on seven-figure checks in final weeks usat.ly/1tIYJPt \ In MI, candidate's Dad among donors to super PAC

Oct 21, 2014

RT @fschouten: Parties' super PACs rely on seven-figure checks in final weeks usat.ly/1tIYJPt \ In MI, candidate's Dad among donors to super PAC

Oct 21, 2014

RT @fschouten: Parties' super PACs rely on seven-figure checks in final weeks usat.ly/1tIYJPt \ In MI, candidate's Dad among donors to super PAC

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Kobe Bryant’s problem is that he’s old and the Lakers are bad

ftw.usatoday.com — Kobe Bryant has built a reputation as a champion over 19 years in the NBA. Winning is usually a good thing. We like winners. Many don't consider what goes into success, and simply celebrate the end product. You never want to see how the sausage gets made.
Oct 22, 2014

Kobe Bryant's problem is that he's old and the Lakers are bad usat.ly/1rek8tr